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JR Kure Station

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Access from Kansai-airport Sta.

Sightseeing Spots

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    This museum consists of the East Wing, which introduces the history of Hiroshima before and after the bomb attack, and the Main Building, which exhibits relics of bomb survivors, melted roof tiles, and other materials that vividly illustrate the devastation caused by the atomic bombing.

    As a result of renovations taking place in 2016, only the Main Building will be open until February, 2017, and from March, 2017 (scheduled) only the East Building will be open.

    • JR Hiroshima Station
    • Bus about 20 minutes
    • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Castle

    This castle was constructed on the plain on the order of Terumoto Mori in 1589. The castle tower houses an informative museum introducing the samurai family culture.

    • JR Hiroshima Station
    • Approx. 15 min. by tram
    • Kamiya-cho-nishi or Kamiya-cho-higashi tram stops
    • Approx. 15 min. on foot
    • Hiroshima Castle
  • Itsukushima Jinja Shrine

    This shrine and its vermillion torii gate are a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. The foundation for the magnificent group of main buildings was constructed under the supervision of Taira no Kiyomori in the Heian period. The giant torii gate is made from camphor trees and built with two extra pillars on each side; the current structure is the eighth iteration, built in 1875.

    • JR Hiroshima Station
    • Approx. 30 min. on Sanyo Line
    • JR Miyajimaguchi Station
    • Approx. 5 min. on foot
    • Miyajimaguchi Pier
    • Approx. 10 min. by boat
    • Itsukushima Jinja Shrine
  • Okunoshima Island

    A part of the Setonaikai National Park, Okunoshima Island is famed for its approx. 700 rabbits and is nicknamed “Usagi Jima (Rabbit Island)”. Also located on the island is Kyukamura, which offers accommodations, lunch, a camp site, and a hot spring bath with a view of the Seto Inland Sea.

    • JR Mihara Station
    • Approx. 20 min. on JR Kure Line
    • JR Tadanoumi Station
    • Approx. 7 min. on foot
    • Tadanoumi Port
    • Approx. 12 min. by boat
    • Okunoshima Island Pier
  • Onomichi

    Onomichi has been famous for its close connection with the film and literary worlds, and spots associated with them are scattered throughout the city. At Senkoji Park you can enjoy the view of Onomichi Channel and the Seto Inland Sea. Along the Path of Literature you will come across monuments inscribed with poems from famous writers such as Naoya Shiga. Another tourist attraction in Onomichi is a walking tour of old temples.

    • JR Onomichi Station
    • Bus about 5 minutes
    • Nagaeguchi bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Senkoji Yama Ropeway
  • Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum)

    Organized under the three themes of "History of Kure," "Shipbuilding Technology," and "Future Prospects," the Yamato Museum exhibits a one-tenth scale model of the battleship "Yamato" and authentic materials such as articles salvaged from the wreckage of the Yamato, farewell notes, a Zero fighter plane, a "Kaiten" manned torpedo, and more. Visiting the museum will help you see the importance of peace and the potential of science and technology in a fresh light.

    • JR Kure Station
    • Approx. 5 min. on foot
    • Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum)
  • Shimanami Kaido

    Along the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido (toll road), which connects Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari in Ehime Prefecture with nine bridges, there are some attractions including Suigun Castle with material from the Murakami Suigin (a pirate-like force in Japan's medieval period) on display, and the Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art (Ikuo Hirayama: master of Japanese-style painting). Popularly dubbed a cycling "holy land," the Shimanami Kaido offers visitors stunning views of the many surrounding islands.

    • JR Onomichi Station
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Bicycle Terminal
  • Tomonoura

    Tomonoura is part of the Setonaikai National Park, Japan’s first designated national park. Once a harbor for numerous ships waiting for the tide, Tomonoura forms the dividing line of the tide in the Seto Inland Sea. Even today, the port city of Tomonoura offers visitors a glimpse of historical Japanese houses with Sensuijima and Bentenjima floating on the waves of the calm sea off shore.

    • JR Onomichi Station
    • Approx. 20 min. on Sanyo Line
    • JR Fukuyama Station
    • Bus about 32 minutes
    • Tomonoura

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